Green’s Dictionary of Slang

grass n.4

[note WWI Aus. milit. grass, Army issue tobacco]


[[US]Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, OH) 16 Apr. n.p.: It became known today that city officials have appealed to the Cleveland narcotic squad to investigate conditions here on 28th Street and a number of other points where it is believed a Mexican grass called marijuana is being sold. This grass is made into cigarettes].
[US]R.P. Walton Marihuana.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 213: Don’t nobody come up thataway [i.e. loud, unpleasant] when he picks up on some good grass.
[US]J. Blake letter 25 Sept. in Joint (1972) 93: All I need is a taste of grass, alas.
[US]H.S. Thompson Hell’s Angels (1967) 220: That is a lot of grass, even at street-corner retail prices.
[US]E. Bunker Animal Factory 76: Wanna smoke some grass?
[SA]P. Slabolepszy Sat. Night at the Palace (1985) 69: He discovers a plastic bag filled with ‘grass’. With it is a small bundle of tightly rolled dagga arms.
[Aus]J. Byrell (con. 1959) Up the Cross 93: ‘Hemp. Grass. Tea. Mary Jane. Pot. Marijuana, Call it what you like’.
[US]C. White Life and Times of Little Richard 192: Some people call it weed, some people call it grass, but I call it dope.
[UK]G. Burn Happy Like Murderers 51: They were hippies and they played loud music and smoked grass.
[US]K. Anderson Night Dogs 51: ‘What’s he selling?’ Dana asked. ‘Grass for sure. Probably some heroin’.
[NZ]D. Looser Boobslang [U. Canterbury D.Phil. thesis] 81/1: grass n. 2 marijuana.
[US]E. Russo Women and Cannabis 24: So if you have an upset stomach, or suffer from [...] neuralgia, smoke grass.
[US](con. 1973) C. Stella Johnny Porno 45: He needed to score some grass he could sell fast.

In compounds

grasshopper (n.)

see separate entry.